Thai PM likely to postpone his trip to Australia

17:05, March 08, 2010      

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Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Monday that it is likely that he will have to postpone his trip to Australia.

Earlier, the Thai premier's visit for Australia is scheduled from March 13 to 17, 2010, Thai News Agency reported.

His statement was made after a meeting of Thailand's s panel for monitoring national security Monday resolved to propose the weekly cabinet Tuesday to impose the Internal Security Act (ISA) during March 11 to 23 to ensure security during a mass anti- government rally.

However, the news report has not stated his trip will be postponed unil when.

The ISA imposition will take effect in capital Bangkok and the nearby provinces, a Xinhua journalist attending a press conference after the meeting, reported.

A rally by the anti-government United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) group will start from March 12 when the UDD or red-shirted supporters from the countryside will travel to capital Bangkok.

In the morning on March 14, the UDD protesters will stage their mass rally at Sanam Luang, the open field and public square in the center of Bangkok.

It is also reportedly that scattered rallies are planned at ten separated places in capital Bangkok by the UDD protesters.

Their political demand includes resignation of the coalition government or the House dissolution paving the way for a new general election.

Source: Xinhua
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